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  • Weight Distribution 101.........................

    Back to the basics...... Credits to the Tall Canadian......

    Edit: removed link

    New link: https://youtu.be/4jk9H5AB4lM
    Last edited by WIMUSKY; October 4th, 2016, 10:06 PM.

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    It's all about tongue weight as moving the weights shows.
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    • #3
      Great demonstration...a tandem axle trailer won't fishtail as bad but the correct amount of tongue weight is still very important

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      • #4
        Got that one many years ago coming back from Chicago with a Cushman. It was wobbling all over the place. Stopped, pulled some concrete blocks out of the bed of the truck (brought them along to brace things when doing other things) and put them in the front of the trailer, smoothed everything out
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        • #5
          I saw this and wondered if someone would post it here. Good demo for newbies. This should be pinned
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          • #6
            Good video.
            The text below the video is misleading.
            Big outboards have nothing to do with it. Proper weight distribution which includes axle placement does.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by brian4321 View Post
              Great demonstration...a tandem axle trailer won't fishtail as bad but the correct amount of tongue weight is still very important
              +1 it is a cool demonstration.
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              • #8
                if you have ever had the tail wag the dog you dont ever want to again
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                • #9
                  Beat me to it i found it last night.
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                  • #10
                    I thought the mention about making this a stickie was a good idea. It doesn't get any simpler explaining weight distribution when towing.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by WIMUSKY View Post
                      I thought the mention about making this a stickie was a good idea. It doesn't get any simpler explaining weight distribution when towing.
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                      • #12
                        Too bad they didn't show what percentage of weight was on the tongue for various tests to see how stability was affected.
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                        • #13
                          A friend of mine a few years ago,picked up two car hoists and loaded them on a tandem car trailer. They were not loaded correctly,and he started fishtailing on an onramp to the interstate.Tore out the guard rail,damaged both hoists,totaled his trailer,and totaled the brand new Harley Davidson f-150 he was pulling it with.
                          ​ Another friend loaded his wifes Lincoln backwards on a tandem car trailer,and put his Chevy pickup,trailer and Licoln in the ditch.
                          ​ So no,tandem trailers aren't immune from being wagged either.
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                          • #14
                            so this video proves it,... never tow a boat with a mustang
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                              That's a good video and I just found this one.

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